Acupuncture is a simple and elegant tool which is used as a guide to improve the normal function of the body. Acupuncture also helps us increase our resilience by balancing the parts of the brain and nervous system that manage stress and hormonal balance. There are over 360 acupoints to choose from along the pathway (meridians), where the Qi and blood flow. Each point does something slightly different but how the treatment impacts the body overall will depend on the well thought out combination of points selected by the practitioner.
Acupuncture should not hurt; sometimes you may feel a fish-grabbing-a-hook type of sensation, or a warm, tingling sensation. About three to ten acupuncture points are generally used during a session. Your practitioner will work with you and describe his/her intent in choosing the points.